Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Noelie turns 2!

We had a great party! It was a beautiful day! We had the party at a park that was 90% wheelchair accessible and we didn't even play on anything. By the time the party was over we were all so tired, we went home and took a nap.
He loved the ice cream!
All smiles for the camera!
He got some new clothes
He likes the paper more than any of the toys!
This really was a great day! In the week leading up to his birthday I can't help but reflect. I think about my cancer diagnosis. I think about how scary the pregnancy was. I think about the day he was born and how scared I was. He wasn't supposed to come for another 2 weeks. Nobody from our "team" of doctors could make it on that day. I remember thinking that I didn't know if I should be preparing for his birth or his funeral. We really had no idea how life was going to be once he was born, or how long he would live. So we prepared for the worst. 

It was a very scary time and I am so thankful to all the people we had that supported us and lifted us up in their thoughts and prayers. I truly cannot even begin to express how grateful we are for all the people that payed it forward and helped us without ever expecting anything in return.

We have come so far as a family and our little miracle, that never was supposed to be here, is doing well and thriving as well as he can. I can not look at him without smiling and thinking about how he is proving all the doctors wrong. I am so grateful, each and every day, that I have not had to plan his funeral. I know a lot of moms out there have had to bury their babies, or never even got to meet their baby. My heart aches for all of you. For as hard as this life is sometimes, I can't even imagine going through what you have. Please know that I think about you, and pray that you find peace and healing, almost every time I look at my son because I know just how close we came to loosing him.

Do not take one single day for granted because you really never know what tomorrow will bring. Sounds so cliche, but it's true. This day, truly is a day of celebration! I can not wait to see what he accomplishes next! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOELIE!  

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